Warren Stevens

Warren Albert Stevens was an American stage, screen, and television actor. A founding member of The Actor's Studio in New York, Stevens received notice on Broadway in the late 1940s, and thereafter was offered a Hollywood contract at 20th Century Fox. His first Broadway role was in The Life of Galileo; his first movie role followed in The Frogmen. As a young studio contract player, Stevens had little choice of material, and he appeared in films that included Phone Call from a Stranger, Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie, and Gorilla at Large. A memorable movie role was that of the ill-fated "Doc" Ostrow in the science fiction film Forbidden Planet. He also had supporting roles in The Barefoot Contessa with Humphrey Bogart and Intent to Kill. Despite occasional parts in big films, Stevens was unable to break out consistently into A-list movies, so he carved out a career in television as a journeyman dramatic actor. He co-starred as Lt. William Storm in Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers, a prime time adventure series set in India. Stevens also provided the voice of John Bracken in season one of Bracken's World. He played the role of Elliot Carson in the daytime series Return to Peyton Place during its two-year run. He appeared in over 150 prime time shows from the 1950s to the early 1980s, including: Golden Age anthology series (Actors Studio, Campbell Playhouse, The Web, Justice, Philco Television Playhouse, Studio One, The United States Steel Hour, Bob Hope Presents ...


Accused of Murder (1956)

The story tells of nightclub singer Vera Ralston (Ilona Vance), who is accused of murder; and it looks like she's guilty as she was the last person to see crooked attorney Hobart (Sidney Blackmer) alive. However Lt. Roy Hargis (David Brian) is convinced that Ilona ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Kane
CAST:  David Brian  •  Vera Ralston  •  Sidney Blackmer  •  Virginia Grey

Black Tuesday (1954)

Vicious gangster Vincent Canelli pulls off a daring prison escape just moments before going to the electric chair, taking with him Peter Manning – a bank robber and cop killer who was to die right after him. Taking several hostages along, they try to get their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugo Fregonese
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Peter Graves  •  Jean Parker  •  Milburn Stone

Forbidden Planet (1956)


Starship C57D travels to planet Altair 4 in search of the crew of spaceship "Bellerophon", a scientific expedition that has been missing for 20 years, only to find themselves unwelcome by the expedition's lone survivor and warned of destruction by an invisible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fred M. Wilcox
CAST:  Walter Pidgeon  •  Anne Francis  •  Leslie Nielsen  •  Warren Stevens

Madigan (1968)

Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes about his duties, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Siegel
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Inger Stevens  •  Henry Fonda  •  Harry Guardino

The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film. Millionaire Alberto Bravano takes Maria from Kirk. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Ava Gardner  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Marius Goring

The Frogmen (1951)

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Robert Wagner  •  Dana Andrews  •  Gary Merrill

Women's Prison (1955)

A crusading psychiatrist battles a sadistic female warden to improve conditions at a women's prison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Seiler
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Jan Sterling  •  Cleo Moore  •  Audrey Totter

Gunpoint (1966)

A young, determined sheriff and his posse chase a gang of murderous train robbers, and a kidnapped woman into New Mexico.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Earl Bellamy
CAST:  Audie Murphy  •  Edgar Buchanan  •  Denver Pyle  •  Warren Stevens

The I Don't Care Girl (1953)

This semi-film within a film opens in the office of producer George Jessel, who never saw a camera he couldn't get in front of, who is holding a story conference to determine the screen treatment for the life of Eva Tanguay, and Jessel is unhappy with what the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Mitzi Gaynor  •  David Wayne  •  Oscar Levant  •  Warren Stevens

On the Threshold of Space (1956)

Director Robert D. Webb's 1956 drama, about the early days of the U.S. space program and the men who undergo extensive testing and endurance tests in preparation for their jobs as future astronauts, stars Guy Madison and John Hodiak.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert D. Webb
CAST:  Guy Madison  •  John Hodiak  •  Virginia Leith  •  Dean Jagger

The Price of Fear (1956)

A co-owner of a race track goes on the run after witnessing something he shouldn't have at the track.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abner Biberman
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Lex Barker  •  Charles Drake  •  Gia Scala

Robbers' Roost (1955)

Jim "Tex" Wall (George Montgomery), searching for the last of the three men who raped and killed his wife, joins a gang of cattle rustlers led by Hank Hays (Richard Boone). Both Hays' outlaws and a rival gang headed by Heesman (Peter Graves), have been hired as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Salkow
CAST:  George Montgomery  •  Richard Boone  •  Sylvia Findley  •  Bruce Bennett

Gunfire at Indian Gap (1957)

A stagecoach is attacked by a group of outlaws who make off with a pile of money. Unfortunately for Mexican Juan, the sheriff believes he's one of the criminals and has him locked up. But the beautiful Cheel thinks Juan is innocent, and offers to help him escape. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Kane
CAST:  Vera Ralston  •  Anthony George  •  George Macready  •  Barry Kelley

Intent to Kill (1958)

While resisting pressure from his upper-class wife to take a higher-paying job in London, a Montreal physician prepares to carry out brain surgery on a Latin American president. They don't suspect that a trio of assassins is also waiting, for their chance to carry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Cardiff
CAST:  Richard Todd  •  Betsy Drake  •  Herbert Lom  •  Warren Stevens

Man or Gun (1958)

Macdonald Carey heads the cast as gun-slinging drifter "Maybe" Smith, whose Colt .44 pistol and shooting skills are put to the test shortly after his arrival in the New Mexico frontier town of Dusty Flats. After outdrawing wanted outlaw Buckstorm Corley (Ken Lynch) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Albert C. Gannaway
CAST:  Macdonald Carey  •  Audrey Totter  •  James Craig  •  James Gleason

The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)

A rookie cop takes on criminals who have the local government in their pocket.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Wendkos
CAST:  Darren McGavin  •  Margaret Hayes  •  Warren Stevens  •  Peggy McCay

An American Dream (1966)

Stephen Rojack is a decorated war vet who has now found success as an outspoken television personality. During a vicious argument with his wife, Deborah, Stephen snaps and pushes her from his high-rise apartment to her death. He manages to convince the authorities ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Gist
CAST:  Stuart Whitman  •  Janet Leigh  •  Eleanor Parker  •  Barry Sullivan

Hot Spell (1958)

A housewife is doing her best to keep her family together as it's slowly falling apart, a fact she's trying to ignore. Her cheating husband's birthday party is approaching and many lines will be crossed after that event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor  •  Daniel Mann
CAST:  Shirley Booth  •  Anthony Quinn  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Earl Holliman

The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955)

The Man from Bitter Ridge is a film directed by Jack Arnold. Jeff Carr, a special investigator, arrives in Tomahawk. His assignment is to discover who has been holding up the local stagecoach and is guilty for a series of killings that terrorize the town. Sheepman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Lex Barker  •  Mara Corday  •  Stephen McNally  •  John Dehner